Monday, March 18, 2019

ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD MARCH SKETCH..

Hello there,
my goodness I didn't realize how long it has  been since I last blogged, and yes since I last scrapped too.. my days are busy at the moment, with my daughter working two jobs, I feel like a taxi driver, who at time feels a bit overwhelmed by all the traveling I seem to be doing... but there is light at the end of this tunnel....  the hours are getting up for the learners permit, and I am looking forward to some one getting themselves to work some day with their own car and licence... and then... perhaps a little more time for myself... sigh...  sooo I just HAD to hide away and get some scrapping done.. and when I feel lacking in mojo the best thing is a sketch.. so I found the March sketch for ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD - HERE and forgot the housework and did some creating..

The sketch..
So I thought there was a bit of mixed media on the back ground and for the circle element I used a heart instead...

my layout. some closer views..

I have used a lovely Charms Creations heart in this cluster..  I am also using up flowers I have had for years and years.. the big green one I have had for such a long time..  so glad to pop it on this page..

and that orange flower... way old!!!

Happy Baby..

And of course what could be better than using a photo of my Grandie on my page to get the creative juices going!! hehe!! This photo was taken after Christmas..  such a cutie..

Thanks Anna's Craft Cupboard for a great sketch that has saved my sanity for a while..  I enjoyed creating this layout..  and thanks for dropping by, and all those lovely comments you leave me to read make my day happier..  thank you!!

Until next time..



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Friday, March 01, 2019

KRAFT+ - MARCH - Metallics and Jewells!

Hello March!! February went in the blink of an eye and here we are putting up the new challenge for a new month!! It is another fabulous one for KRAFT+ and it is...

 To use metallics and jewells...  or metal embellishments and bling!!! You can pop your creation over on the KRAFT+ FACEBOOK COMMUNITY PAGE HERE!!!

I found an old necklace when I was looking around for some old jewelry
to use and thought I would use that as well as metal flowers and the bling is in the center of some other flowers I have used on my page..

some closer views..


You can see the necklace and the metal embellishments in this picture..


And the little pops of bling in the flower centres!!

Believe in yourself!!


And I love this photo of my DD, she is so grown up now...

Thanks for dropping on by, I hope this is a great month for you..  February was a very hot month here, but it had some wonderful highlights for our family..  One of them being my Grand Daughter turned one year old! We got an ice cream cake and got the camera out hoping for some fun cake smash photos but she was so dainty and just put her finger in the ice cream and didn't make a mess at all!! hehe.. perhaps next year she will be all over it!!! 

Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate them all...
Have a wonderful day!!



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Monday, February 25, 2019

DUSTY ATTIC MOOD BOARD - February

Hello there,
How is your monday?  It is a little cooler here with a breeze, but still oh so very dry..
I am just popping up my layout for this months challenge over at DUSTY ATTIC BLOG which is a fabulous mood board which looks like...
 So off I went to find papers that matched these colors and some Dusty Attic chippies, and  I have used a lovely photo of my DD..

some closer views..


A closer look at the Vine Border colored with gel pens.



I have used two Elegant Swirls which were colored with brown ink with pops of Kindy Glitz.

I used a ATC Frame with my title from the Word tags #2.

Lovely.!

I have used a mix of flowers on my page.. and the papers are some oldies as well!!Thanks to
DUSTY ATTIC  for the inspiration for my layout.

Thank you for dropping by, and thank you for the encouraging comments you leave me to read..
I cant believe how fast this month has gone, I have a special little girls birthday tomorrow!! Yes my Grand daughter will be one year old.. wow.. I hope to get down to see her.. so until next time..
take care...



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration #273

Hello there,
How are you on this pleasant Saturday night? Well I hope.
This next layout I am sharing has been sitting on my scrap desk for nearly two weeks.. I just havent been able to get in and finish it, but today I did..
It is for the challenge over at C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration #273 which looks like
  I have used the topic of documenting about the one you love, and for the testimony I have used paint, wreath, woodgrain, jars, flowers, ribbon, hearts, metal and distressing. I have used a photo of my Darling Grand daughter as she is someone I love so very dearly! (And the photo matched the colors which I have used on my layout!!)

some closer views..
I started my page with patting some water color paint around the back ground. when that was dry I began creating..

just a closer view of the little jars I put on my layout and the woodgrain paper..

Just a closer look at the wire heart in the cluster.

Love you always..



I adore this photo of my Grandie, she is such a little character now!! and she will be One year old very soon.. unbelievable how fast that has gone!
Thanks C.S.I. for another fabulous challenge!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I dont know about you, but this year has just continued on being busy like last year!!! thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one..
until next time...


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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

KRAFT+ - February .

Hello there,
wow I am sorry I am a bit late for this post for the new challenge for KRAFT+ - February but I have had computer problems again.. but... hopefully it is fixed now..
This month our inspiration is to come from Books, ones you have read, or simply use book pages on your creation..
  I was just simply inspired to use old book pages as embellishments for my page.. I have been to lifeline when they had a massive book sale and got a carton of old books and I have used pages from one of those.. generally speaking I love books and would not wreck them so these old pages have graced my layout..

some closer views.
and I just had to use a Charms Creations book page heart in the cluster on my page..


I also glued some papers strips on the back ground and then stenciled over it and lightly painted gesso to soften the look..

Today.

That background Kraft paper is sooo old, so glad to finally use it!! You can check out the Design Team inspiration over on the KRAFT+ Blog and join in with the Kraft+ community on FACEBOOK HERE!!!

Thanks for dropping by, it feels like February is gunna fly by quickly..  Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read too...  until next time.. take care..


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WHITE WITH ONE January - Butter Cream.

Hello there,
now don't fall off your chair, yes I have indeed scrapped again! I was looking through some photos and I was inspired by the one I have used for this months challenge over at WHITE WITH ONE and so I have created a layout for this months color which is...
and to also be inspired by the mood board..

well I was inspired by the top left photo of the flower, so I created some 'fluffy' flowers similar to that one... (I hope!!!)

some closer views..



Lots of layers, flowers, dies and lace..





Enjoy the little things.


I just adore this photo of my DD and my Grand daughter...  as I scrapped I looked at that darling face and my heart was happy.. Thanks WHITE WITH ONE  for a lovely color that inspired me to scrap this photo..

thanks so much for popping in, thanks too for the lovely comments you leave me to read... now if only I can keep the mojo going and get lots of photos scrapped!! hehe!!

until next time..

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Friday, January 25, 2019

C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration Challenge #269


Hello there,
How are you? well I hope..
 It as been a while since I last blogged, and for that matter a while since I have created a layout for a challenge, but today I did.. It has seriously been very hot here, and I have felt so lacking in energy and mojo, but today I sat and created for the January Challenge over at C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration Case File #269 which looks like..



 I have used the colors as best as I could match, and the evidence I have used is.. polka dots, floral pattern, stripes, banner, hearts, flowers, string, rub-ons and bows.  The topic is my Dd 18th Birthday..

some closer views.


I was happily surprised by how good the rub-ons were considering how old they are!! A little string bow I made and die cut heart..



18th Birthday.




I am so glad to have sat and created today, I was getting worried that I have forgotten how to scrap, I hope I can get back into the swing of things and do more creating..  And I am hoping and praying for rain, I know a lot of the country has been in the grip of a heat wave for a while now..  I hope things havent been too bad for you..

Thanks for coming by, I know life continues to be busy for us all.. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one..

Take care,
and hopefully it wont be too long between posts!!


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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! KRAFT+ January Challenge..

Hello there, Welcome to 2019.. I hope this will be a great year for us all..  I know 2018 was a huge year for me, so a quieter year this year would be welcome!!

Sooo with the new month comes the new challenges and this months challenge for KRAFT+ is a fabulous one and make sure you check out all the inspiration from the Design team and see where this challenge takes you..
and it is..
to be inspired by Indigenous Art and what a fabulous array of creations on this graphic..  I did not even try to copy these superb art forms but was inspired by the top right hand picture of black white and spots so that is what I used on my page..

some closer views..

I have used really old papers and those button flowers i have had for many years so it was good to use them up..




Dream
Classic black and white!! You can link up your layout over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE and join in over on the KRAFT+ Community Facebook page.

I hope your New Year is off to a great start! It is very hot and dry here so some rain would be very welcome to start the year off.. Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the lovely comments too..


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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS - December - Believe and Stamping.

Hello there!
Happy Boxing Day! I hope your Christmas was a Blessed day shared with those you love.. I had a lovely day with 3 of my children and my Darling Grand daughter and husband here and it was a very enjoyable day..
Well I surprised myself and got a layout done in between preparing for Christmas day.. and I have created a layout for this months challenge over at
MORE THAN WORDS  which is..
to be inspired by the word believe and to use some stamping..  I have done some subtle stamping on the back ground of my page and I went with a quote I found and I have used a gorgeous photo of my Grand Daughter..  I wish for her that she will grow up and see her potential and reach her dreams, and I believe a lot of how our children grow up comes from how we treat them as individuals..  I hope you see what I mean when you see the quote I have used.. I hope her parents are encouraged by my layout to speak positive words to their children and watch them grow to see what amazing people they can become...  enough talk... my layout..

some closer views.

some of the stamping on the back ground..



How I used the word 'believe' in the quote on my layout..


Showing some of the layers, book paper, die cuts, netting..lace pieces..

Believe..


I just love this photo of my Granddaughter looking up..  I think it matched the quote beautifully... 
Thank you MORE THAN WORDS for inspiring me to sit and scrap, I enjoyed the creativity and de-stressing that came with sitting and doing this page..

Thank you for coming by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me to read..

And if I don't get back before the 1st January, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and I hope and pray it is a good one for us all..


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